Structured Approaches for Forest fire Emergencies in Resilient Societies

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SAFERS is a new innovative project co-financed by the EU's Horizon 2020 program for 3 years with a budget of 3,3 million euros. The project will develop a complex Emergency Management System (Emergency Management System - EMS) to support the entire emergency management cycle: an information system for Big Data that integrates data and Earth observation services offered by the Copernicus program from the EU, data from collaborative sources (in English crowdsourcing data) from social networks and other applications used by both citizens and emergency personnel, and real-time data provided by sensors to detect smoke or fires. 

An advanced algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence will be used to generate risk maps and early warnings in the preparation phase, estimate the extent of the forest fire and its spread based on the meteorological and soil conditions predicted in the response phase, and calculate the impacts of an extinguished fire in terms of economic losses and monitor soil recovery in the post-event phase. The project will collect all these data and services into an open platform for forest fire management and will validate the services in 4 pilot projects with field demonstrations in Italy, France, Spain and Greece.


  • October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2023
  • Fondazione LINKS

    Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione
    Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
    Ilmatieteen Laitos
    Stevenson Astrosat Limited
    Waterview SRL
    Alpha Consultants
    Unite Technique Du Semide GEIE
    Fundació d'Ecologia del Foc i Gestió d'Incendis Pau Costa Alcubierre
    Consorzio Per Il Sistema Informativo
    Service Departemental D'incendie Et De Secours De La Haute-Corse
    Elliniki Omada Diasosis Somateio
    Ministry Of National Defense, Greece

  • Total budget: € 3 251 978,75